Michelle is your Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant. She works with community groups, schools, human service agencies, hospitals, law enforcement, parents and youth. The purpose of this work is to educate communities about the risks of alcohol and other drug use and to reduce misuse among youth, young adults and adults through:
- Community organizing
- Program planning and consultation
- Presentations and training
- Community grants information and guidance
- Information and referral
Community Organization Focuses on Preventing Alcohol and other Drug Use
Below are the community partners in our area. Contact them to find out what they do and how you can get involved!
Lamoille County Regional Prevention Partnership
Healthy Lamoille Valley provides coordination of prevention parternships in our community. The parternships aim to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, prescription drug misuse and marijuana use by promoting municipal policy changes, providing opportunities for education and providing referrals to local resources.
Primer on Planning for Prevention resource
The Rockinghorse Learning Circle for Women is a health education support program for mothers who are questioning their own use of alcohol and drugs or who are experiencing the effects of another's substance using behaviors. This 10-week group program is led by a substance abuse professional and a maternal child specialist. It's free and we can help with childcare and transportation.
The North Central Vermont Recovery Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the enrichment of the social and spiritual lives of those individuals and their family member who have been afflicted by addiction to alcohol and drugs. The center provides a supportive, welcoming, safe and substance-free environment for individuals and families on their paths to lasting recovery. We offer a safe place to stop in and visit, talk with a peer worker, use computers, read, attend meetings, groups, substance free activities and find community resources.
CHSLV Behavioral Health & Wellness Center is an outpatient counseling service that also offers psychiatric and outpatient consultation services for those with substance abuse and other mental health needs.
Lamoille County Mental Health provides individual, family and group therapy, medication therapy and support, emergency and crisis support, developmental, day treatment, housing, vocational and outreach services to individuals, families and schools.
Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol and Other Drugs
Using alcohol and other drugs in early life can have a negative impact on your child’s health now, and later on by impacting proper brain development and creating other risks. You are their #1 influence. Parent Up Vermont has tips on how to start and continue to have conversations with your children early and often, no matter how awkward.
Prescription Drug Disposal
Properly storing and getting rid of unused prescription medications protects your loved ones and the environment. Here are three easy steps:
1. LOCK: Store your medications in a lock box or locked medicine cabinet.
2. DROP: Drop off unused medication at a kiosk or at your local pharmacy or police stations. Find a location in your area.
3. MAIL: Mail unused medication in a pre-paid envelope. Request a free mail-back envelope.
Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department
Hardwick Police Department
20 Church Street, Hardwick
97 Morrisville Plaza, Morrisville802-888-5244
Note: Only the 4th Saturday of each month
43 Portland Street, Morrisville
Treatment is Effective!
Treatment might look different depending on the level that you need. Find the type of treatment that is right for you or your loved one, what to expect, how soon you can get help and the treatment services specific to youth, people who are pregnant or breastfeeding and older adults on our Treatment Options page.
There are a number of treatment options in your community. Find them, as well as answers to common questions you may have about treatment in the Chittenden County Resource Guide.
There is no wrong door to recovery. It is a life-long journey that is not always a straight line. Find recovery opportunities and supports in your area on our Recovery page.
How to Get Help in Vermont
Alcohol & Drug Abuse in Vermont
Caledonia County Adolsecent Marijuana Use and Other Risk Behaviors
Lamoille County Adolescent Marijuana Use and Other Risk Behaviors
Orleans County Adolescent Marijuana Use and Other Risk Behaviors
Lamoille County Profile Regional Prevention Partnership Grant
Caledonia County Profile Regional Prevention Partnership Grant
Orleans County Profile Regional Prevention Partnership Grant
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs – Vermont Community Profiles